Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I do have a fascination with cats so their presence does intrige me. They seem to have a special status in Tel Aviv. They are left alone and city animal control officials essentially ignore them. Dogs on the other hand must be muzzled, leashed and most of all owned, registered and tagged!
On one of my walks along the beach I came upon a scrawny cat looking for a hand out.
Unfortunately, I just carried my camera and nothing else. She continued on her way when it was apparent I was worthless to her.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
But time goes by, children grow up, our lives change and before we even realize it, our opportunity to document the here and now in our lives has past.
Family portraits are keepsake moments that are treasured items. Over the years, they get passed down from generation to generation. It not only documents our heritage and family relationships, but it also records what our lives represent.
As you can see, not only did I have a beautiful family to work with, BUT gorgeous horses too! Yes, once again I am able to combine my two favorite things. People Portraiture as well as Equine Portraiture.
Enjoy this sampling of images from the shoot.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tammy is the founder, publisher and editorial director of the digital magazine, Elevated Existence.
Next month Tammy, and everyone associated with the e-magazine will be celebrating the first anniversary of publication.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." Marie Curie
You can try to pose your subjects in pleasing compositions, but it's the spontaneous natural responses and feelings happening in the reality of the surroundings that has the most impact.
When I have created an image like this, finding the right text to compliment, can re-enforce the strong emotional bond that is portrayed.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart" Helen Keller
The words aide in telling the story.
"A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you."
Telling ones' story is the bases of my photographic studies.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Proceeds of this sale benefit the continued benefits of the Arts and Heritage Council as well as the support of art and culture that is tucked away in rural Sussex County.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One of the things I love about my photography is that it allows me to focus on the moment.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This celebration is complete with lion and dragon dances, floats, performers, drummers, and what has become known as the “floating children”.
The children are the highlight of the parade – dressed in elaborate costumes depicting legendary heroes and paraded above the crowd on tall stilts.
Securely attached to beautiful floats, these ’china dolls’ appear to glide through the air.
Parents consider it a great honor having their children participate in the day’s events.
The festival honors Pak Tai – the Taoist god of the sea.
However, I’m still not sure how the pastry buns came into the story or “bun festival” ? Maybe it was Pak Tai’s favorite treat??
None the less, it was a beautiful, colorful, fascinating afternoon experiencing and being part of true traditional Chinese culture.